Winter season update

interviews by Levin Brenner, Emily Schwartz, and John Timko, Sports Reporter, Editor-in-Chief, and Sports Editor
infographic by Emily Cheng, records courtesy of athletic department, as of Feb. 10

Q & A with wrestling captain senior Tyler Kadish

On Jan. 27, Kadish won his 100th career match. Ranked 2nd in MA and 2nd in New England, he led the team to their 1st DCL Title.

photo by Augustine Vu

Q: How did you feel before and after your historic 100th win?

A: I try to stay consistent with every match and my 100th win was no different. I just went out and wrestled to the best of my ability. Afterwards, I was definitely hyped up, because only three others before me have been able to achieve such a feat.

Q: What are you looking forward in the postseason?

A: Going into the postseason has me extremely excited. Our team has the opportunity to win our first sectional title in school history. On the individual side, I’m looking to take home a state title, and then a New England title.

Q & A with girls indoor track captain senior Amelia Everett

On Feb. 4, Everett got 7th place in the Girls International Junior Mile at New Balance’s Grand Prix meet. She looks forward to Nationals in March.

photo by Miles Sandoski 

Q: What was it like competing in the Grand Prix, a professional, invitational meet?

A: It was awesome. It was really fun. It was such a cool environment. There were so many very talented athletes there.

Q: What’s it like knowing that this is your last year running at South?

A: It’s such a routine just to go to track at the end of the day, so it definitely hasn’t sunk in that once the season is over, I’m never going to have a indoor season again, not at high school.

Q & A with girls basketball captain senior Maddy Genser

At a Feb. 7 game vs. Bedford, Genser scored her 1000th point. She will continue her basketball & soccer career at Colby College.

photo contributed by Reese Genser 

Q: What was it like to score your 1000th point? What went through your mind?

A: It was the best feeling in the world because it’s been building up for these past four years. It felt like the biggest accomplishment I’ve ever made. 

Q: Anything you’d like to add? 

A: I naturally like to pass the ball and give my teammates opportunities so I thought it was really cool that I was able to do both. I love getting assists because I think an assist is just as good as a basket. It was really cool that I could do both on the court. 

Q & A with boys swim & dive captain senior Noah Gonzalez

At Sectionals on Feb. 9, Gonzalez met the standards to be considered for All-American honors. His 3rd place dive was a personal best.

photo contributed by Noah Gonzalez

Q: What was Sectionals like? 

A: It’s an endurance contest because you have to stay mentally locked in between each dive … But it was fun.

Q: You said you only started diving last year. What’s the learning curve been like? 

A: It’s all because of Coach Kennedy. He’s a fantastic coach. He pushes us really hard while also making sure we’re all having fun. I think he’s probably one of the best coaches in the state … When I tell [other people] I just started diving, they’re like, ‘How is that possible?’ I think it’s mainly because of Mr. Kennedy. He really knows what he’s talking about.

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